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    Question Too Good to Be True?

    Greetings, all.

    Now that GWH has helped me find a great deal on an Adcom GFA-555ii, I'm lusting after a pair of LSi-15's.

    I'm in Richmond, VA, for a while but could definitely drive back up to Baltimore for these, if the deal is as sweet as it seems to be.

    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/ele/3120701036.html

    Any thoughts from the cognoscenti?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretchl View Post
    Greetings, all.

    Now that GWH has helped me find a great deal on an Adcom GFA-555ii, I'm lusting after a pair of LSi-15's.

    I'm in Richmond, VA, for a while but could definitely drive back up to Baltimore for these, if the deal is as sweet as it seems to be.

    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/ele/3120701036.html

    Any thoughts from the cognoscenti?

    Thanks!
    I dont know, sounds WAYYYY too good to be true honestly.

    Polks ebay site or forum members are honestly just about the only folks I would purchase from.... If nothing else make contact and see if you can get some pics and whatnot and go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    I dont know, sounds WAYYYY too good to be true honestly.

    Polks ebay site or forum members are honestly just about the only folks I would purchase from.... If nothing else make contact and see if you can get some pics and whatnot and go from there.
    That's what I'm thinking, too...

    Wondering why the guy wouldn't put 'em on eBay. Also wondering if they might be stolen. :(
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    Call him and find out.

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    I had emailed the seller last week. He apparently had used the original crossovers in a DIY project and wanted to sell the LSi15's in complete condition. He says that he is moving and has to get rid of stuff.

    The guy is real close to where I live and I seriously thought about these but I really have no place for them, no amp to drive them and I am satisfied with my what I've got (for now).

    Stan
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    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
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    Damn, those could be flipped for at least 200-300 + shipping....

    Even if you dont need em now, if you got the space for em pick em up.... you wont regret it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by skrol View Post
    I had emailed the seller last week. He apparently had used the original crossovers in a DIY project and wanted to sell the LSi15's in complete condition. He says that he is moving and has to get rid of stuff.

    The guy is real close to where I live and I seriously thought about these but I really have no place for them, no amp to drive them and I am satisfied with my what I've got (for now).

    Stan
    And you're talking about all the good deals being in Texas

    Go check those bad boys out. I'll even sell you a Rotel amp to drive them
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    Quote Originally Posted by skrol View Post
    The guy is real close to where I live and I seriously thought about these but I really have no place for them, no amp to drive them and I am satisfied with my what I've got (for now).

    Stan
    Stan... At the risk of imposing... are you close enough to him that you could check them out for me? If they're the real McCoy I can drive up from Richmond and pick them up. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumlie View Post
    Call him and find out.
    I spoke with him yesterday, Chumlie. Either as a result of my lack of knowledge of the speakers or his lack of clarity in describing them (see the original text in the ad), I didn't get a lot out of the conversation.

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    Hopefully Stan will help you out. Sound like a killer deal.

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    My week is pretty tight but I'll see what I can do. I emailed the seller to see when I can come see/hear them. Assuming they are in good condition, it would be great if one of us could grab them.

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    Parasound: C/PT-600, HCA-800II; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

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    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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    Don't go to too much trouble, really. Just if u have a chance. Thanks.

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    I've been on the fence about looking at these anyway. It seems odd that no one has grabbed these yet since they were listed on July 5th. If I get to see them, I'll be sure to snaps some pics.
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    Parasound: C/PT-600, HCA-800II; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

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    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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    Ya. I asked him about photos and he said, basically, just google 'em.

    That, along w the price and the fact that he replaced the crossovers (not clear on what the story is there) makes me extremely cautious.

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    If all go well I should see them this evening.
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    Parasound: C/PT-600, HCA-800II; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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    And if they're great one of us will take the right and the other the left. ;)

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    Then I will need a bigger amp so that you can hear my side down in Richmond.

    By the way, he is very firm on price and says that he would not consider $499, cash only.
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    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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    I'm actually in Richmond on business and live in champaign IL. So the amp will have to be even bigger! :)

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    Well, I went and saw them... I went there not sure if I wanted them to be good or trash. If good, I'd be too tempted to buy. I was expecting and maybe even wanting them to be trash...

    The LSi15 were a very unique item among the seller's collection of stuff which consisted of mostly cost competitive pro-sound equipment and various DIY projects in progress.

    Some things really are too good to be true. Not these, however. I immediately felt sick as I had just gotten off the phone with my wife who convinced me that I didn't need another pair of speakers and that I was only looking at these for the guy on the Polk forum and these things are beautiful. They are in excellent condition with only very minor scratches on the black enamel. There are no snags on the grills. The sound system was rather sacrilegious for such a fine piece of audio craftsmanship, consisting of a simple CD player, feeding into a 3-ch mixer, feeding an um-teen band equalizer, feeding a power amp by "Marathon" (I have a pic). However, once the equalizer was bypassed, the LSi's shown through. They are fully functional. It worried me what abuse these speakers may have seen, however, they saw duty in a small HT system being fed by a Hafler amp.

    I tore myself away letting the seller know that I was still very interested and if not me, I know some other folks who are. Please, someone buy these and save my marriage!

    Stretchl, if you really want a pair of LSi15's, they are certainly worth the trip up here. If anyone is interested in these, PM me first and I can provide more info. I'll try to post some pics later.
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    Parasound: C/PT-600, HCA-800II; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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    That's a stellar deal on those with them being in good condition. I do love that about these forums that people are willing to do things like this for each other.

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    Definitely not too good to be true.

    Recently let a pair of LSi15's go that were listed for $450, no worse condition than the ones the OP checked out...didn't feel bad about those...the COMPLETE LSi Surround setup listed for $650 that I missed by by MINUTES...that one I felt almost sick that I missed...Family was moving, had to go.....

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    Stan, thank you so much for checking them out. I should've sent you the cash via paypal so you could've just picked them up for me while you were there, as I can't get up there until Monday.

    Did the fellow seem honest? Like, if I send him a $100 paypal good faith deposit planning to pay the balance at pickup he'd not run off with my cash? I'm going to call him first thing this morning. (Sorry I have such little faith in Craigslist...)

    This forum really is amazing. If this purchase works out I'll have bought an Adcom GFA-555ii and two LSi15's for a total of $800 in the last two weeks.

    How about THAT? :)
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    I hope you get those speakers...To my house for free. Good luck.
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    The seller did seem honest. I have a feeling that he will have no problem getting them next week as he will be out of town today and Fri-Sun. I think I was the only person to show interest in the speakers.

    He also has an Adcom GFA-6000 that he is selling for $220 and is looking to make deals / trades, mainly for pro-sound stuff, bikes motor cycle.
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    Parasound: C/PT-600, HCA-800II; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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    Thanks, Stan.

    I actually called the guy this morning, committed to the purchase, and agreed to pick them up on Monday.

    He was on the way out, I was in an airport and he asked that I get his e-mail address from you.

    Can you send that to me in a PM? I think I can access that... I'm still trying to figure out how to most efficiently use the forum's interface.

    I can't thank you enough for your help.

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    If the deal falls through let me know so I can agonize over it more.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
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    Parasound: C/PT-600, HCA-800II; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RM7, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DRA-825R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz PM5004, CD5004

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